What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New York
My landlord recently gave my private contact (cell number) & my mother's house number to another tenant who used it to leave harassing messages to both my mother and myself. While my landlord was away for the past two months his friend from a neighboring building was collecting the rent checks, and for some strange reason when my landlord returned he claimed I did not make any payments and served me with a rent request, which I satisfied immediately, however my landlord provided another tenant in my building with both my private cell number and my mother's home phone number to which he left harassing messages claiming to be from a non-existent building association and stating that I have to make full payment in cash AND turn in the keys and vacate the premises within three days, which I know is not the case. I have proof from a caller ID that the messages were left from the office of the other tenant and the only way he could have obtained the two numbers is directly from my landlord. Is this legal for my landlord to give out this private information in an attempt to work with another tenant to bully me out of my rent-stabilized unit? As my mother is only listed on the lease as an emergency contact and this matter has caused her and myself stress and anguish because the tenant operating under the guise of this building association claimed there was signed affidavits for drug use and other violations that are completely fabricated. Thank you in advance for any information or advice you can extend me.